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The return of trust? : institutions and the public after the Icelandic financial crisis
Éditeur Emerald Publishing Limited
Année 2018
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The return of trust? : institutions and the public after the Icelandic financial crisis
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Intro; THE RETURN OF TRUST? INSTITUTIONS AND THE PUBLIC AFTER THE ICELANDIC FINANCIAL CRISIS; Contents; Foreword; Editors' Introduction; Part I: The Situation; Chapter 1: Restoring Confidence in the Aftermath of Iceland's Financial Crisis; Introduction; Collaboration with International Institutions; The IMF Programme; EU Membership; The Icesave Dispute; Internal Matters; The Special Investigation Commission; A New Constitution; Bankers Go To Jail; Monetary and Fiscal Policies; Monetary Policy; Fiscal Policy; Concluding Comments; Acknowledgements; References ; Chapter 2: Discursive Control Using Emotion and Economics During a Financial CrisisIntroduction; Using the Concept of Focussed Discourse in CDA; A Model of the Development of Focussed Public Discourse; Icelandic Banking and the Danish Challenge of 2006; Method; Analytical Approach and Results; Illustrating and Analysing the Networks; Measures Used for Quantitative Analysis; Results; Discussion: Implications for Citizen Understanding During a Crisis; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References ; Chapter 3: Public Trust in Institutions in Pre- and Post-Crisis Iceland (I): Take the Lift Down, But Use the Stairs UpIntroduction; Data and Methodology; Development of Trust: An Overview; Trust in Elected Representatives; Overview (see Fig. 2); Details; Trust in the Financial Sector; Trust in Law-Enforcement Agencies; Trust in Social Service Organisations: National Church, Higher Education and the Health Care System; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 4: Trust: Some Questions from a Layperson; Part II: Responses ; Chapter 5: 'Not Just Crying About the Money': Iceland and Globalisation During Boom and CrisisIntroduction; Iceland's Economic Boom as an Economy of Trust and Collectiveness; The Production of Ignorance; The Economic Crash as a Breakdown of Trust; Politics, Globalisation, the Panama Papers and Trust; Discussion and Conclusion; References; Chapter 6: Restoring Trust in Iceland: Iceland's IMF Programme; Introduction; Heterodox Policies; Capital Controls; Banking Policy; Icesave Dispute; Fiscal Consolidation; Insolvency Framework; How Successful was the IMF Programme?; References ; Chapter 7: A Question of Trust: The Story of ­Reykjavík EnergyTrust and Credibility; Reykjavík Energy; Loss of Trust; Reykjavík Energy in the Financial Crisis; Challenges Follow; Report of the Evaluation Committee on the Position of Reykjavík Energy; In Every Challenge an Opportunity Arises; The Plan; Strategy and Values; Unbundling; Spotlight; 'Steer into the Future'; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 8: Public Trust in Institutions in Pre- and Post-Crisis Iceland (II): Institutionalised Mistrust; Introduction; Public Accountability and Public Trust in International Academic Research
Résumé de l'éditeur :Trust is the fundamental facilitator between actors in society, yet the past decade has seen the public openly question through demonstrations and elections whether business and political institutions deserve the trust society has placed in them--or whether the common person has been abandoned in favour of organisations and systems that are 'too big to fail'. The tenth anniversary of the crisis that shook financial markets in the early years of this century provides a chance to reflect on institutions' efforts to regain the trust lost in that debacle. It is particularly instructive to examine the steps that financial and governmental institutions have taken in one of the hardest-hit economies, Iceland. Those who witnessed the crisis and its aftermath know the wrenching effects it had on society, underscored by scepticism toward political and economic institutions. As the crisis spread almost worldwide, so too did the public's disenchantment. Since Iceland was one of the first societies affected, it has had the most time to work on and chart its recovery. This collection addresses the broad theme of how institutions in the small, close-knit Icelandic society have gone about trying to recapture other institutions' and the public's trust. Insights from these studies expand our understanding of how institutions try to rebuild their relationships with communities in the face of political and economic change in fractured Western societies.
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